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H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) born on
Sep 12
US editor, satirist. He is known for his biting satire, insults, and debunking in "The American Mercury," 1924-33.
         
   
F
If I had my way, no man guilty of golf would be eligible to any office of trust under the United States.

R
Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.
A
The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it.
N
Inaction, save as a measure of recuperation between bursts of activity, is painful and dangerous to the healthy organism - in fact, it is almost impossible. Only the dying can he really idle.
K
Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: "A Mencken Chrestomathy," " Sententiae: The Mind of Men," 1949.
A: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
N: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
K: In "The Fourth 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1990.
   


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